This is Our Why
Every Therapist Counts
Every therapist at Resolute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to making an impact on the patients they serve.
Sarah Gordon-Murray, DPT
Sarah Gordon-Murray is the Director of Rehabilitation at a Resolute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation managed-unit in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Sarah’s love for people, especially the geriatric population, inspired her to become a physical therapist. After receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Langston University, Sarah has spent the last decade expanding her knowledge of the acute care setting.
Sarah finds great joy in helping patients reach their unique goals. Sarah is moved by moments of hope, like when patients who are immobile can stand or walk again.
Sarah’s passion for complex patients arises from understanding their motivation to succeed. She believes all patients have a story to tell and is always willing to listen. Sarah’s understanding of their story allows her to develop individualized ways to encourage patients to achieve their goals.
Sarah is committed to employee engagement at Resolute and at Resolute’s partner hospital in Shawnee. During difficult days, Sarah strives to support team members with cheer and positivity. She believes positivity is an important aspect of healthcare and of Resolute.
“Physical therapy means hope to me. To have hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. Hope can help envision a better future which motivates one to take the steps to make it happen. As a physical therapist, I want to be a part of that motivation and drive to improve one’s function and mobility. When people speak about hope, I strive to be that person to help give them their ‘hope’ for success and improvements.”
– Sarah Gordon-Murray
Every Patient Counts
Our patients are at the core of who we are.
After spending one month in a short-term acute care hospital on a ventilator due to COVID-19, Ms. McIntire transitioned to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Upon evaluation, Ms. McIntire required six liters of oxygen and was weak. Before testing positive for COVID-19, Ms. McIntire was able to care for herself independently. Ms. McIntire’s goal was to regain that ability and return home to her daughter and grandson. As Our Resolute therapists worked with Ms. McIntire to rebuild her mobility, the hospital’s clinical helped improve her respiratory function. Upon discharge, Ms. McIntire required one to two liters of oxygen with daily activities and was walking with the assistive device she used prior to her illness. We’re honored to help Ms. McIntire achieve her goals and return home to her family!
Mrs. Lemons was admitted to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana to recover from a middle cerebral artery stroke. Mrs. Lemons, who was independent before having a stroke, arrived weak and confused. With this in mind, our team partnered with Mrs. Lemons and her husband on a treatment plan to help restore her independence. Initially, Mrs. Lemons required maximum assistance to stand and was unable to walk. Our rehabilitation team worked with Mrs. Lemons to regain her mobility. Thanks to continued motivation and evidence-based care, Mrs. Lemons improved! During her second week in our care, Mrs. Lemons was able to walk 10 feet. This progress inspired Mrs. Lemons to continue to push towards her ultimate goal! Now, Mrs. Lemons is walking with minimum assistance for over 100 feet! We’re thankful for the opportunity to serve Mrs. Lemons and her husband!
Mr. Martinez was admitted to a Resolute-managed rehabilitation unit in Harlingen, Texas due to complications from COVID-19, including pneumonia and sepsis. When Mr. Martinez arrived, he was unable to leave his bed and required total assistance for all activities. He required a ventilator to breathe and a tube in his stomach for nutrition. Our Resolute team began Mr. Martinez on our Early Mobility program to help improve his strength and endurance. Slowly but surely, Mr. Martinez was able to get out of bed and sit on a medical recliner. Mr. Martinez’s respiratory function improved and he was able to breathe independently and eat food on his own once again. With this progress, Mr. Martinez was able to tolerate more aggressive rehabilitation. After spending over one month in bed prior to arriving at our hospital, Mr. Martinez was able to walk through the hospital with a rolling walker! Congratulations, Mr. Martinez!